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eabs: slavic spirits


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eabs: slavic spirits

Francisco Espregueira

In search of Slavic melancholy, EABS took two years to materialize their new album, Slavic Spirits, filled with 100% original material. After the very well received, both by the audience and critics, debut album Repetitions (Letters to Krzysztof Komeda), focusing on the lesser-known works of the legendary Polish composer, the Wrocław-based collective decided to further expand this lead and released two more vinyl records, "live" and "on tape", which crowned the "Komeda triptych".

The conceptual direction and the first sketches of compositions were already prepared shortly after the summer of 2017. However, the fast-paced life on tour and the desire to expand the line-up with a soprano saxophone and flute eventually played by Tenderlonious did not allow for quick studio manoeuvres. Gladly, time has only worked in favor of this material. The compositions have matured and evolved even more.

The enigmatic “Slavic melancholy” remains the main inspiration for the following album, as the band tried to extract it from their own DNA. Slavic Spirits is an an endeavor to get in touch with the world of a long- and brutally lost culture which, due to lack of sources, will never be thoroughly explored. Developing the album from inspired sessions, the ensemble listened intentionally to their inner voices, avoiding the obsession of imitating Western sounds.

Nearly 44 minutes of music have made it to a single vinyl record. The material will also be available in CD version and on all streaming platforms. Slavic Spirit is another wonderful album released by Astigmatic Records label.